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  • France: Vandals cut down monumental and iconic iron cross, “symbol of the entire Languedoc region”

    05/16/2020 6:34:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 16, 2020 2:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    France: Vandals cut down monumental and iconic iron cross, “symbol of the entire Languedoc region” MAY 16, 2020 2:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER This attack could have perpetrated by militant atheists, angry ex-Catholics, any number of people. But such people have been in France for years, and there have not been incidents of this kind. However, France has seen a large influx of Muslim migrants in recent years, many of whom believe that it is an insult to Allah to say that Jesus is the Son of God (cf. Qur’an 19:35), and that Jesus died on the cross (which the...
  • Farmer Finds Roman Treasure Trove Scattered Across Field [Poland]

    04/08/2020 7:31:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies
    Science in Poland ^ | 1 April 2020 | Szymon Zdzieblowski
    A farmer has discovered one of the largest hauls of Roman coins to ever be found in Poland. Mariusz Dyl had been looking for abandoned antlers in a field near Cichobórz, south of Hrubieszów, Lublin, when he stumbled upon the 2,000-year-old coins scattered across 100 metres of the field. After calling in experts, the 1,753 coins weighing 5.5kg and which were found in 2019, were taken to the Hrubieszów Museum where they have now been analysed and their authenticity confirmed. Director of the Museum Bartlomiej Bartecki said... all the coins, had been originally placed in a wooden box or leather...
  • The Nine Greatest Rulers of the Christian Roman Empire

    11/16/2019 8:41:57 PM PST · by Antoninus · 10 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 11/14/19 | Florentius
    The 4th through 7th centuries are often considered periods of decay and decline for the Roman Empire. I view them, however, as times of crisis and regeneration, as the previously pagan Empire was transformed into an amazingly resilient Christian Empire which persisted for another millennium despite attacks on all sides and myriad convulsions from within. Who were the most effective rulers during this period? Opinions vary, but here are my choices. Portraits of all, taken from antiquity, may be found in the above image: Constantine the Great (AD 306-337). Constantine may be considered the founder of the Christian Roman...
  • Extinction Rebellion 'lose control of fake blood hose'

    10/03/2019 10:40:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 03 2019 | Staff
    Climate change activists' plan to spray fake blood on the Treasury did not get off to the best start. Extinction Rebellion protesters used a hose from an old fire engine to spray 1,800 litres liquid at the 100 year-old building, but they quickly lost control of the powerful water jet. Protesters say they are "highlighting the inconsistency between the UK government’s insistence that the UK is a world leader in tackling climate breakdown, and the vast sums it pours into fossil fuel exploration". The Met Police said five men and three women had been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
  • The Unconquerable Ricimer Dies ~ August 18, AD 472

    08/17/2019 10:57:35 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 12 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | August 17, 2019 | Florentius
    On August 18, in anno Domini 472, the powerful generalissimo of the Western Roman Empire, Ricimer, passed from this life. A barbarian of noble birth, half Visigothic and half Suevian, Ricimer first appears in history as a soldier in the Western Roman army under the command of Flavius Aetius. It is in this capacity that he became allied with Majorian, another follower of Aetius. Both men, it seems, participated in the campaigns of Aetius against the Franks, though Majorian later had a falling out with the great commander prior to his famous victory over Attila. After the assassination of Aetius...
  • Vandals Ravage Christian School in Florida, Leaving $50,000 in Damages

    05/29/2019 4:49:20 PM PDT · by Taxman · 48 replies
    CBN News ^ | 05/29/19 | Steve Warren
    Vandals ravaged a Christian school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving behind more than $50,000 in damages. All of the Showers of Blessings Christian Academy's 10 classrooms were damaged. The Sun Sentinel (https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-ne-christian-academy-vandals-20190528-ersh2k7v4vfbtdktbte6gowbii-story.html) reports all of the school's windows were shattered, graffiti was written on the walls, bookcases and desks were overturned, laptops and toilets were also broken. Every window in the school's bus was also smashed. Classes were canceled on Tuesday, so teachers and staff could clean up the mess. "We had to cancel because we had glass everywhere," Britnay Ewald, the school's director told...
  • If churches keep getting vandalized in France, should American news outlets cover the story?

    04/17/2019 12:29:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Get Religion ^ | 04/16/2019 | Clemente Lisi
    Is it a news story if a church is set on fire or vandalized in some other way? What about if it’s part of a string of incidents? What if it happens five times? How about 10 times? What if there are flames pouring out of one of the world’s most iconic cathedrals and it’s Monday of Holy Week?We will come back to the flames over Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in a moment.The answers to the earlier questions are yes, yes, yes, yes and, of course, yes! As someone who worked as a news reporter (and later a editor)...
  • March 23, AD 536 ~ Mutiny of Justinian's Army in Africa

    03/23/2019 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 14 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | Florentius
    After his stunning re-conquest of Roman north Africa, and destruction of the Vandalic kingdom, Belisarius returned to Constantinople late in AD 534. He left prematurely because a conspiracy had sprung up accusing him of seeking to usurp the imperial power and set himself up as king of Africa. To defuse suspicion, he packed up his household and returned to the capital, his ships laden with the Vandal royalty as captives and the legendary Vandal treasure. Once in Constantinople, Belisarius received a traditional Roman triumph. But while the imperial court celebrated, the situation in Africa deteriorated. Belisarius had left his former...
  • Archaeologists On The Island Of Corsica Have Discovered An Etruscan-Roman Cemetery... 5th Century BC

    02/25/2019 5:58:57 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | February 23, 2019 | Kristine Moore
    An Etruscan hypogeum which is 'considered exceptional within the western Mediterranean' has just been discovered within this ancient cemetery on Corsica... which is believed to date all the way back to between the 4th and 5th centuries B.C. According to Forbes, this burial ground in southern Aléria was first spotted after a new home was slated to be built. However, it was swiftly discovered that this was already the enormous home to the many people who had been buried here thousands of years ago. ...at one point in time it was much larger, with a history that stretches straight back...
  • Vandals damage statue of Gen. Lee, except this one fought in WWII

    02/22/2019 6:03:06 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 50 replies
    wect.com ^ | 2/22/19 | unknown
    DUNN, NC (WNCN/CNN) - Authorities said vandals wanted to express their opposition to Confederate monuments by targeting a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The problem is, they went after the wrong statue. Gen. William C. Lee was the commanding officer of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, and his statue stands in front of his namesake museum, the William C. Lee Airborne Museum. Authorities say someone recently tried to set the statue on fire. “This is a hometown grown boy here that turned out to be an international hero in World War II, but to come...
  • Vandals leave anti-ICE message on P.G.T. Beauregard pedestal

    07/04/2018 5:17:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/4/18 | Wilborn P. Nobles III
    A site in New Orleans where the statue of a Confederate leader once stood continues to elicit controversy, this time relative to the modern controversy over the Trump administration's enforcement of immigration laws. At some point late Tuesday or early Wednesday (July 4), vandals spray-painted the pedestal that once held P.G.T. Beauregard equestrian statue near the City Park entrance at Esplanade and North Carrollton avenues. The messages "Defend Kids Not Fascism" was written on one side of the base, and "NOLA is Preaux Migrant" was on the other. "Melt ICE," referencing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was sprayed on the front...
  • Students Trash Walmart During Anti-Gun Walkout In Chicago

    03/17/2018 9:53:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/16/2018 | Derek Hunter
    It was supposed to be 17 minutes of silent protest in honor of the 17 people killed last week in Parkland, Florida, in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But on the south side of Chicago Wednesday morning, there was no silence as students who walked out of nearby Simeon Career Academy trashed a Walmart during their walkout protest. Dozens of student walked out of Simeon at the appointed time of the protest, only to enter Walmart and knock over store displays and rip products off the shelves. Video of the aftermath shows aisles trashed and there...
  • Chicago Students Riot And Loot At Strip Mall During Gun Walkout

    03/15/2018 1:10:24 PM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    themaven.net ^ | 3/15/2018 | HollyMatkin
    Chicago, IL – A crowd of students swarmed a south side strip mall during Wednesday’s National Walkout Day demonstration, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. “They pretty much trashed this whole area,” GameStop manager Robert Owens told Blue Lives Matter on Thursday. Not all of the protests were peaceful. On Chicago’s South Side, Simeon Career Academy students descended on businesses situated in a strip mall behind the school, and began harassing customers and employees. “Things started out cool,” a Potbelly Sandwich Shop manager, who did not want to be further identified, told Blue Lives Matter. “But then some...
  • Historical church vandalized in Boyd County (Kentucky)

    01/05/2018 11:01:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Jan 5, 2018 | WOWK
    BOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Community members are in shock after a church was vandalized in Boyd County, KY. The vandalism occurred at the Rush Community Church, a historical building over 100 years old. ***PICTURES ON LINK****
  • Police: One couple and a SEPTA officer assaulted as two Philly flash mobs wreak havoc

    11/20/2017 3:41:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer + Daily News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Frank Kummer
    Two flash mobs — one of them comprising more than 100 juveniles — caused pandemonium Saturday night near Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, assaulting at least three people and committing a robbery, police said. Two teenagers were arrested by SEPTA police. The melee began around 7 p.m. Saturday on the 1700 block of Walnut Street and spread to nearby streets, said Philadelphia police, who provided few details Sunday.
  • Here's a List of All the Confederate Monuments They're Attempting to Remove

    08/16/2017 3:46:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/16/2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Baltimore removed its four Confederate monuments, including statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. This action followed this weekend's events in Charlottesville, Va., when white supremacists protested the removal of a Lee statue, and events this week, when protesters vandalized Confederate statues in Durham, N.C., Louisville, Ky., and Gainesville, Fla. Activists and government leaders are calling for more removals, while some counter protesters have organized to protect some monuments. Here is a brief summary of the monuments under attack — and those that aren't.
  • Anonymous Plans Ops to Take Down Confederate Monuments at 11 Sites Friday

    08/16/2017 3:37:42 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/16/2017 | Bridget Johnson
    The hacktivist collective Anonymous is planning a "Denouncement Day" this Friday to "denounce the Confederacy, to denounce racism, bigotry and hate," saying "it is time to take down these monuments of hate ourselves." Supporters plan to gather at 6 p.m. EST at the statue of Rear Adm. Raphael Semmes in Mobile, Ala., the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Little Rock, the Jackson Guards Memorial in Jacksonport, Ark., the Searcy Confederate Memorial in Searcy, Ark., the Our Confederate Dead monument in Munn Park in Lakeland, Fla., the Confederate Monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta (which was defaced with spray paint this week),...
  • Man Destroys Ten Commandments Statue in Arkansas Capitol--The Day After It Was Installed

    06/28/2017 6:37:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 28, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    On Tuesday, a statue of the Ten Commandments was installed at the Arkansas Capitol grounds. Less than a day later, it had been run over by a car and destroyed. Michael Reed, a 32-year-old from Van Buren, Arkansas with a history of mental illness, recorded himself ramming his car into the monument, shouting "freedom" shortly before impact. Reed has previously been accused of destroying a similar Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma.
  • Illegal Dreamer Arrested for 103 Counts of Anti-Trump Vandalism

    05/22/2017 2:37:36 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | 5/22/17 | Ethan Sabo
    Meet another stellar illegal and remnant of the Era of Obama. His name is Eric Cruz Lopez. Naturally, this criminal represents the “Dreamers.” These are the solid citizens Leftists say dream of life in America, living in peace and harmony. Oh, and voting Democrat. Our poster child for Leftist Dreamers received taxpayer funded welfare in the form of a college indoctrination from the University of Connecticut. Interestingly, this college-miseducated Dream finds himself in trouble. As Donald Trump said of many illegals, they enter America not to improve their lives, but to disrupt ours. Whether voting illegally to skew our elections...
  • Chainsaw-wielding vandals cut down trees at Trump-run golf course

    05/11/2017 8:45:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    cbs news ^ | 5/11/17 | CBS NewYork???
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump ran up a steep security tab in New York City before taking office in January. Now, a Bronx golf course operated by the Trump Organization might be in need of a little more protection. Two men with a chainsaw jumped over an 8-foot-high fence along the 15th hole of Trump Links at Ferry Point in New York and started toppling trees on Tuesday morning, CBS New York reported.